How to sign rhythm in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Tap the fingertips of your dominant hand index and middle fingers on the wrist of your non-dominant hand.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of rhythm

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of rhythm

End of Sign

Final Frame of rhythm

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for rhythm
Extend your index and middle fingers, bring the index finger under the middle finger, and fold the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for rhythm
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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